It has been quite some time since the ‘confirmed’ news of Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor being in a relationship has been going around in the media. The duo with their countless public appearances and PDA, are to be seen in Ayan Mukerji’s fantasy film ‘Brahmastra’ soon.

In an interview with Firstpost, Alia revealed that she has always been a big admirer of Ranbir Kapoor (also had a crush on him) and that she pleaded director Ayan Mukerji (also Ranbir’s best friend) to cast her opposite the Kapoor lad in a film.

“The idea for ‘Brahmastra’ was conceived long back when Ayan had just done ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’. I wanted to work with him and I have always wanted to work with Ranbir as well. I pleaded to Ayan that please cast me with him,” she said.
When quipped on how was her experience of working with Ranbir Kapoor for the first time in ‘Brahmastra’, Alia replied, “With Ranbir, it is a completely different experience because I have always admired him. He is my favourite actor since he made his debut. He will always remain my favourite because he is so honest and effortless. When I set to work with him, I was thinking that I will understand his process of acting, but there’s no process. He is like me, he acts in front of the camera, and suddenly off camera, he is seen eating chocolates, or chatting, wanting to know what is the gossip for the day. He is very hard working, so effortless and that is the beauty.”

Meanwhile on the work front, Alia will soon begin working on Karan Johar’s directorial ‘Takht’ which is again a multi-starrer. Post that she has her father Mahesh Bhatt’s ‘Sadak 2’ with Aditya Roy Kapur, and furthermore Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Inshallah’ with Salman Khan and SS Rajamouli’s ‘RRR’ with Ajay Devgn.